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Holbrook Pasture Update

October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018


Managing dual-purpose grazing cereals in NSW mixed farming systems: An interactive morning session with key industry speakers followed by a visit to the grazing cereal technology trial site in the afternoon.

Beef and sheep producers and advisors will have the opportunity to hear the latest in dual-purpose grazing cereals, pasture forage options and maximizing dollar returns at the Grassland Society of NSW Inc. Pasture Update.

Please click here to download the flyer/registration form for this event: Holbrook Pasture Update 2018

  • Time: 8:30 am registration for 9.00 am start
  • Venue: Holbrook Returned Servicemens Club
  • Admission: $20. Includes morning tea and lunch
  • RSVP: Please register by 15th October 2018 for catering purposes.
  • Contact: Janelle Witschi at secretary@grasslandnsw.com.au, phone 0408612235
  • Local contact: Peter Matthews (02 63913198/peter.matthews@dpi.nsw.gov.au), David Harbison (0408 820 467/dragriculture@activ8.net.au) or Frank McRae (0428 737 403/fmcrae@auswestseeds.com.au)

Please register online using the buttons below. Put number of tickets required in the box below and answer the questions (question 1 is required), then add to cart to proceed to PayPal for payment via credit card or your PayPal account.


  • Welcome
  • Dr Felicity Harris, Research Scientist (Crop Physiology), NSW DPI – Grazing cereal crop types: What fits your grazing and mixed farming system best?
  • Peter Matthews, Technical Specialist, NSW DPI – Getting the crop agronomy right to maximise fodder production and grain recovery.
  • David Harbison, Senior Agronomist, D R Agriculture Pty Ltd. – Crop nutrition – developing a plan to maximise fodder production and grain recovery.
  • Brett Littler, Senior Livestock Officer, Central Tablelands Local Land Services – Grazing crops with stock – what are the issues?
  • Stuart Tait, Nuffield Australia Scholar (supported by MLA), Producer Mandurama – Grazing crops: What can we learn from the rest of the world?
  • Dr John Kirkegaard, Chief Research Scientist, Farming Systems, CSIRO – Grazing canola management – getting it right
  • Frank McRae, Product Development Manager, Auswest Seeds – Fodder pasture options: How they compare and fit in the system to lift farm fodder production.
  • Industry and agency speaker’s discuss cereal variety performance, acid subsoil constraints, pasture options and landholder case studies on integrating grazing crops into their farming systems. Grazing Cereal Technology – Field Site Tour


October 17, 2018
October 18, 2018


Janelle Witschi
0408 612 235